Pop titans BTS leader RM has made another generous donation for the preservation, restoration and use of cultural assets abroad. The Cultural Heritage Administration and the Overseas Korean Cultural Heritage Foundation announced that RM recently donated 100 million won (over Rs. 57.1 lakhs) to the foundation for the preservation, restoration and use of cultural assets abroad.
BTS’ RM donates more than Rs. 57.1 lakhs to the Overseas Korean Cultural Heritage Foundation
According to the Korean media portal Soompi, RM quietly donated 100 million won (more than Rs. 57.1 lakhs) to the Overseas Korean Cultural Heritage Foundation on September 15, 2021. According to the foundation, the donations were used for the conservation work of Joseon Dynasty hwarots — traditional Korean clothing worn during the Goryeo and Joseon Dynasties by royal women only for ceremonial occasions — at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). The additional 100 million won that RM donated this year will be used to create a catalog of Korean paintings.
As the report notes, RM was also recognized as one of the 2020 Patrons of the Art after loaning a piece of his sculpture collection, “Horse” by sculptor Kwon Jin Gyu, to the Seoul Museum of Art and donating 100 million won (over Rs 57.1 lakhs) to the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art.
Recently, the artist also provided commentary in both Korean and English for “The Space Between: Modern Korean Art Exhibition,” which will be on view at LACMA from September 11, 2022.
On the music front, RM was featured on the track ‘Sexy Nukim’ – a song by Balming Tiger.
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